KAMPALA, UGANDA: Following another UPDF Helicopter clash in Entebbe, Army Spokesperson Brig. Gen Flavia Byekwaso has issued a statement concerning the incident.
Byekwaso confirmed that two cadet trainees were reported injured in the incident that happened near Lido beach on Thursday 11th Feb 2021 at around 2:15pm.
“Today afternoon at about 2:15 pm a jet ranger piloted by two cadet trainees on a mutual training flight came down immediately after take-off near Lido beach,” Byekwaso said.
The army spokesperson said the two trainees have since been rushed to the hospital to ascertain their health.
” Our aviation team is on the ground to investigate the mishap.”
The incident comes barely a week after a UPDF chopper crashed in Somalia.
Four Ugandan soldiers serving under the AMISOM who were in the chopper were injured in the accident.